Man Kills Friend Over Poisoned Soda

Wednesday, February 7th 2001, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A man who thought a lifelong friend had put poison in soda shot him to death, police said.

Darrell K. Walker, 30, was charged with murder and jailed without bail in the slaying of Joshua Slack, 33.

Police said the shooting took place Monday while the two men were smoking marijuana in a motel room.

Walker told police he drank some soda that tasted strange, and got into an argument with Slack. He allegedly shot Slack in the head.

The soda was sent to a laboratory for testing, but Walker showed no immediate sign of ill health, said Chief of Detectives Charlie Thompson.